My wife leads the four-year-olds at our church and witnessed the following darkly hilarious look at Christian debate. During a review segment, the kids were asked to guess who "this person" was. The prompt was, "I created the whole world in one week." One little boy immediately answered, "God!" A second boy chimed in, "Jesus!" … Continue reading Christian Debate in Five Seconds (Starring Children)
As of this writing, the US Supreme Court has not yet reached a decision on whether or not homosexual marriage should be a thing. I think it's fair to say the US is holding its breath on this one. Christians are one of the biggest groups anxiously awaiting the answer. And I think it's passed … Continue reading What If…?
Westboro Baptist. Prosperity Gospel-ists. Seventh-Day Adventists. Post-Millennial/Pre-Millennial Tribulationists. Calvinists. Armenians. The-ark-of-the-covenant-was-actually-purple church. Okay, I made up that last one, but it's no sillier than the others. Every one of them is some sort of Christian extreme. And that was only a handful. There are extremist sects of Christianity everywhere, and they're all defining themselves by … Continue reading The Frayed Edges
Some kids get detention for being punched in the face. Sad, but true. Schools are adopting no-tolerance rules on fights, which sound like a great idea, but really they punish anybody who was in a fight, regardless of whether they were actually swinging the punches. Does that bother anybody else? Doesn't it seem fishy that … Continue reading Jail Time for the Victim
I wanted a friendly discussion of a topic (that could not possibly get political) that we don't really discuss--at least, not in the right way. Do Christians, under the New Testament covenant, have the right to defend themselves? And I'm talking physically, violently, even. As in, if someone breaks into your house with a gun, do … Continue reading Do Christians Have a Right to Defend Themselves?
The knights were all as mighty as the title can assume. Each was charred and blackened from the gauntlet to the plume. The ladies, each as lovely as the one that came before, Each of them an archer, their aim and bravery sure. The dragons, they were bloodhounds, monstrous and vile, Salivating steam, and … Continue reading Three Knights, Three Ladies, and Three Dragons
Awarding the people who live in the moment, The noble who write and capture the best in life, The bold who reminded us what really mattered - Savoring the experience of quality time. RULES: Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding … Continue reading Best Moment Award
I saw a woman who wasn't my wife today and I was attracted to her. GASP! Yep, the Christian guy with a Godly blog found another woman attractive. Why, Michael? Why would you say she's attractive? Um...because she is. How can I say that so casually? Because extramarital attraction is only a home wrecker if you let … Continue reading Help! I’m Attracted!
For such a culture of entertainment, we sure are against the stuff. When is the last time you danced? Prom? A club in college? You ever notice how rare dancing has become? If you watch a lot of old movies and read a lot of old books, you'll see that social dances were remarkably common. … Continue reading Non-Participants
Today on, "Catchy titles of a man desperate for hits..." This is a post I've wanted to do for a while talking about Calvinism and why I'm against it. Of course, I have to also explain Calvinism a tad, so I'm going to break it down by the acrostic TULIP. This is a VERY basic … Continue reading Calvinism, Defined and Opposed…Mostly